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Gerusalemme Liberata (Jerusalem Freed), Part 2


Published August 24, 2006


The classic poem continues with more fantasy Crusade adventure, as the siege of Jerusalem begins and one of the most prominent Crusaders is killed with a sharp piece of irony. A courtly love triangle from afar is revealed: the Christian knight Tancred, the Saracen lady knight Clorinda, and Erminia, the exiled Saracen princess of Antioch. Meanwhile, the wizard king of Damascus sends his niece, the lovely witch Armida, to seduce and destroy the Crusaders by any means possible. Then there's a killing in camp -- and jousts, and invisibility spells, and medieval siegecraft, and....

Translated by Edward Fairfax, 1600.

Part 1
Part 3


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Numbering of tracks continues from the first part. More parts will be posted every week.

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